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16 Amazing Health Benefits of Pears

16 Amazing Health Benefits of Pears
Atefa Noorain
Atefa Noorain
February24/ 2017

Pyrus comunis commonly called as pears that are a medium sized fruit that is mostly eaten raw or canned. You can also dry and process it to form a juice or alcoholic beverage and drink it. Pears are rich in fiber content and are beneficial for weight loss and can control the blood sugar levels in your body.

Health Benefits of Pears

Pear is one of the best fruits that will make you feel full and helps you in losing weight. The fiber and antioxidant content in pears help in fighting against many health issues and improves your immunity. Pears are good for your overall health. The common health benefits of pears include:

  1. Prevents Heart diseases

The fiber content present in pears helps in reducing the cholesterol levels in your body thus prevents the risk associated with heart diseases.  Daily intake of pears can reduce the risk of strokes by up to 50 %.  It is recommended to include the fiber rich foods in your daily diet to reduce the risk of heart diseases.

  1. Prevents Cancer

The fiber content present in pears can bind to the carcinogenic cells thereby removing them from your body and preventing the colon cancer. Include pear in your daily diet as it can prevent the risk of breast cancer by up to 34% in women after menopause.

  1. Controls blood sugar level

Pears are rich in flavonoids such as epicatechin, anthocyanins, and quercetin. These antioxidants are known to improve the insulin sensitivity thus, helps in preventing type 2 diabetes. Pear skin also has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances that can reduce the risk associated with diabetes.

Pears also contain both soluble and insoluble fiber that helps in slowing down the absorption of sugars from your digestive system.

  1. Boost immune system

Pears also contain a high amount of anti-oxidants like vitamin C and copper that helps in boosting your immune system. Pears help your body to fight against different infections by boosting the immune response.

  1. Prevents Osteoporosis

As you grow older your bones are more likely to become weak and cause different diseases like osteoporosis that can be cured naturally with fruits like pears. To keep your bone healthy, you need to eat pears regularly that help in maintaining the pH of your body.

Maintaining a normal pH along with sufficient calcium content is important for your body.  pH of the body can be maintained through a balanced diet containing sufficient minerals and nutrients. Pears are rich in boron which helps your body to absorb sufficient amount of calcium easily that are required for healthy bones.

  1. Improves digestion

A medium sized pear generally contains 20-25% of daily requirement of fiber. Pears also contain insoluble fiber that moves through the colon easily and prevents colon polyps. Fiber-rich fruits generally help in improving digestion and it is recommended to eat pears daily to improve your digestion process.

  1. Controls blood pressure

Pears also contain anti-carcinogen glutathione and certain antioxidants that help in controlling your blood pressure. However, it helps in reducing the risk of major health diseases like hypertension.

  1. Anti-inflammatory

Pears are anti-inflammatory in nature thus it helps in reducing inflammation caused in arthritis and other diseased conditions. Diseases that may lead to inflammation can be healed with pears naturally.

  1. Prevents throat problems

During summer season pear are beneficial as it can help in curing throat problems. You can eat either a fresh pear every day or a glass of pear juice to avoid the throat infections. It is recommended to take pears regularly during hot summer days.

  1. Prevents skin damage

The dietary fibers present in pears helps in keeping your skin smooth and soft thereby preventing skin damage. Pears decelerate the sugar discharge in your bloodstream and prevent the damage of skin collagen.  Skin collagen usually gets damaged due to the rise in sugar levels in your body. Pears help in providing a smooth skin and regain back the plump look.

  1. Treats oily skin

Pears are beneficial for people with oily skin. Take a pear and smash it and mix it with fresh cream and honey to form a fine paste. Use this paste as a face mask. You can use this face mask thrice a week to cure oily skin and reduce the secretion of sebum.

  1. Natural scrub

Pears contain a good amount of natural enzymes that makes it a great scrubbing agent. Pears help you in getting rid of the dead skin layer. Blend a pear and mix it with your regular face pack and apply on your skin. This remedy helps in exfoliating your skin. You can also use this as a gentle peel for accelerating the cell turnover and to get a glowing skin.

  1. Reduce hair dryness

Pears are known for their moisturizing property and it helps in reducing the dryness of your hair. The vitamin C content present in pears works as a natural antioxidant helps in keeping your hair strands conditioned by maintaining the health of hair cells.

  1. Weight loss

Pears contain a rich amount of fiber that has a low glycemix index which may help in promoting the feeling of fullness. According to a research study, pears generally led to more weight loss over time when compared to other products like oats. Eating pears daily helps in losing weight thus, stimulating the growth of beneficial bacteria in your digestive system.

  1. For lip treatment

Pears are excellent for your lips. Pears also contain lactic acid that can keep the cells of your lips hydrated and healthy.

  1. Acne Treatment

Pears contain a rich amount of vital vitamins and essential minerals that can boost your immune system and make you stronger internally. However, it also helps in fighting against acne and all type of skin infections. Eating pears regularly can avoid the risk of appearance of acne and pimple on your skin

Include Pears in your daily diet to prevent the risk of different diseases and infections. You can also use pear as a home remedy for better skin and hair. Unlike other fruits pears does not cause any allergic reactions in most of the people thus, it can also be given to infants.

Atefa Noorain
Atefa Noorain

Atefa Noorain, (Microbiologist) former Head of the Department of Life Sciences, Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Sujatha Degree College for Women. She worked as an Associate Research Analyst at Thomson Reuters and an Associate Editor of two research journals. She has presented her research work in 3 International Conferences. She has written articles for national journals and international journals. She had been felicitated as a Young Speaker in the last conference. She has worked on Nanoparticles as a part of her research project and won the Best Scientist of the Day award.

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